William Martin

William Donald Martin

1930 - 2024

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Obituary of William Donald Martin

William Donald Martin, 93, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024.


Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in Leonard Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Rev. Phyllis Barren officiating.  Interment: Private.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2024 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, 4350 River Oaks Blvd.


Memorials: Gifts in Bill's memory may be made to the First Street Methodist Mission, 801 W. First St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.


Bill was born January 19, 1930, in Sardis, Texas, near Waxahachie, son of the late Eugene Walker Martin and Anna Louise Hobbs Martin. He joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18 and served in the US and abroad for twenty years.  In 1952 he married Helen Louise Love of Fort Worth and had three children.  After retiring from military service in 1968 he worked at LTV, American Airlines and General Dynamics until his final retirement. Bill was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church for 72 years and a dedicated volunteer at the First Street Methodist Mission.   He was an avid runner with many 10K races under his belt and loved being of service.   He was never too tired for a catch after work with his boys, to attend his daughter’s dance recitals or play with his grandchildren.


Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, mother, father, and siblings, Wanda Nell Martin Hood, Warren Neal Martin and Howard “Butch” Martin. 


He is survived by his children, Donna Louise Martin, William Donald Martin, Jr. and Michael Dennis Martin; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and siblings, Carolyn Martin Thornton and Jerry Mack Martin and extended family members.


Our family thanks the extraordinary staff of the Trinity Terrace Skilled Nursing Unit for their love, compassion, and care.





6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, January 22, 2024
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
4350 River Oaks Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
Leonard Chapel, 800 W. 5th Street
Fort Worth, Texas, United States